Make a difference to a child’s tomorrow

22 April 2022

The JIA Right Start appeal is live! 

NRAS wants to help families of a young person feel empowered and supported when beginning their challenging journey into JIA. 

This is why we want to set up the brand-new service called New2JIA Right Start.

Help us fund our new JIA Right Start service and donate to our appeal.   

What is New2JIA Right Start?  

New2JIA Right Start is a new service which will provide extensive support and vital information to the family of a young person who has recently been diagnosed with JIA.  

After diagnosis, the young person will be referred to this service by their health professional and the JIA team will:

  1. Call the family to relieve them of their anxieties and concerns 
  1. Arrange a follow-up call to see how families are coping with the recent diagnosis 
  1. Connect the family with another for peer-to-peer support 

This service will be a lifeline for so many.  

New2JIA Right Start would have been my family’s saviour, as I worried about how I was going to manage my daughter’s condition when she was diagnosed, as well as my own.
Debbie Wilson, JIA Young Persons Project Manager

If you can help us today, it will make a huge difference to a child’s tomorrow.